I'll put in links, in case you don't have a local home brew shop near you, or just like buying online. I hope links are okay! Things You'll Need: 3 lbs Honey
. I used Orange Blossom. Any kind will do, but make sure it's good quality. I bough a 60lb bucket from Dutch Gold. http://www.dutchgoldhoney.com/store/honey-varietals/Orange-Blossom-Honey 3 lbs Strawberries
. I know they're out of season and a little pricey, but I got 3 lbs for only $5 at Stop & Shop. Stick them in the freezer when you get home. It keeps them from going bad too soon if you can't make it right away. I've also heard it's actually good for the skins, too. Yeast
. I used Lalvin 71B-1122. It's supposed to be catered for fruitier batches. D47, Sweet Mead Yeast, or anything similar will work fine too. http://store.homebrewheaven.com/lalvin-71b-1122-narbonne-wine-yeast-p480.aspx 1 Gallon Carboy http://store.homebrewheaven.com/1-gallon-jugs-wcap-each-p44.aspx?utm_medium=cse&utm_source=googlebase Air Lock http://store.homebrewheaven.com/airlock-three-piece-p110c14.aspx?Thread=True Bung http://store.homebrewheaven.com/rubber-stoppers-p654c14.aspx?Thread=True Water
. I'd recommend using spring water or something similar from the store. City water has chemicals added, and well water (which is what I have) can sometimes be too hard. Things that are nice to have: Pectic Enzyme
. The strawberries will make this a real pain to clear. Peptic Enzyme helps clearing in the end. http://store.homebrewheaven.com/pectic-enzyme-3-oz-p588.aspx Super Kleer.
This stuff is amazing. When it's done fermenting and cold crashing, you can add this and it'll clear up significantly in about a day! http://store.homebrewheaven.com/super-kleer-2-part-wine-finings-p66.aspx Yeast Nutrient
. I use Fermaid-K, Add it after a week of fermenting. Makes sure there's enough food for the yeasties! http://store.homebrewheaven.com/yeast-nutrient---2-oz-package-p1411.aspx
OR http://www.midwestsupplies.com/fermaidk.html Go-Ferm
. I use this as a starter for the yeast. It has a lot of the essential vitamins and nutrients to help the fermentation really kick off. http://www.midwestsupplies.com/go-ferm-rehydration-nutrient.html Auto-Siphon.
This will make your life infinity easier when it comes time to bottle and rack into a secondary. http://store.homebrewheaven.com/auto-siphon-p136.aspx Mix-Stir.
Kind of pricey if you're only making one batch. But if you plan on making many batches in the future, it's a great tool. Note: It goes on a drill, so if you don't have a drill, don't bother. http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/catalog/product/view/id/2161/s/mix-stir-plastic-24/category/321/ C-Brite.
It's what I use to sanitize. There's other products you can use, as long as you do it right! http://store.homebrewheaven.com/b-brite-cleaner-8-oz-tub-p141.aspx
The Basic's will cost you around $30. The bells & whistles around $50. Everything around $80. Although the more batches you make, the cheaper each batch ends up being. A lot of these things are only a one-time buy. But I can't imagine spending $80 to only make this one batch, so hopefully you'll be making more!